On Monday, Los Alamitos, CA-based Venture Heat said it had received FDA clearance for its Infrared Heat Therapy Pain Relief using Far infrared Rays (FIR). FIR heat therapy is a type of low-energy therapy that takes advantage of heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum.
“It’s a lot easier for the consumer to use this particular design,” Eddie Chen, president of Venture Heat, told MD+DI. “Using the product is similar to using the compression wraps. We wanted it to be simple to use and mobile.”
The wraps are made out of flexible neoprene rubber and lined with soft fleece for maximum comfort. The 3D tailoring not only helps the wraps fit better, but also ensures heat is delivered directly to painful areas. Typically, wraps are used for relief from deep tissue and stiff muscle pains, sports injuries, back and neck pain, surgical recovery, sciatica, arthritis and more. Heat therapy decreases joint stiffness, relieves muscle spasms, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow, leading to nutrients and oxygen reaching the affected area for faster healing.
The company said that most heat-therapy devices in the market use high-voltage energy sources between 100-120 volts, which can be both dangerous and expensive. Venture Heat’s products safely use low 12-V DC for plugin use at home and a 12-V Lithium Ion battery for use on the go.